Indonesia protests: Government appeals for calm in Papua

Grievances over discrimination have been further inflamed by concerns that Papuans have not benefited from the wealth generated by the region's minerals.

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    Indonesia's chief security minister has appealed for calm after violent protests in the remote Papua province.

    Accusations of racial and ethnic discrimination, added to concerns that local Papuans have not shared in Indonesia's exploitation of the region's mineral resources, have caused unrest in the region for the past two weeks.

    Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports


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